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Sizzling Tofu on a hot metal plate
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4.12 from 26 votes

Sizzling Tofu

Sizzling Tofu Sisig is creamy and spicy with tons of flavor and texture. It's a delicious vegetarian appetizer or main dish.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 219kcal


  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) firm tofu
  • canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 small green bell peppers, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 3 finger chili peppers (siling haba)
  • 2 Thai chili peppers
  • 2 tablespoons calamansi juice
  • 2 tablespoons Knorr seasoning sauce
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise


  • Wrap the tofu block with a thick layer of paper towels, set it over a wire rack, and weigh down with a saucer or bowl for about 15 to 20 minutes to extract moisture.
  • Cut into cubes.
  • In a wide pan over medium heat about 2-inches deep of oil until hot but not smoking.
  • Add tofu in batches and cook, turning as needed, until golden and crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat about 1 tablespoon butter. Add onions and garlic and cook until slightly softened.
  • Add bell peppers and chili peppers and cook, stirring regularly, until tender-crisp.
  • Add calamansi juice and seasoning sauce. Simmer until slightly reduced.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat. Add fried tofu cubes and mayonnaise. Toss just until evenly coated.
  • Transfer to a sizzling plate. Garnish with chopped chili peppers and serve immediately.


Remove from heat before adding the mayonnaise to prevent the dish from getting too greasy.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 753IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2mg